Baby led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding

Added October 14, 2019

Citation: Fallon A., Van der Putten D., Dring C., et al. Baby‐led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD009067.

There is no evidence from randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of baby‐led compared with scheduled (or mixed) breastfeeding for successful breastfeeding, for healthy newborns. Authors recommended no changes are made to current practice guidelines without undertaking robust research, to include many patterns of breastfeeding and not limited to baby‐led and scheduled breastfeeding.

Baby-led breastfeeding is recommended as best practice in determining the frequency and duration of a breastfeed. Alternatively, breastfeeding is timed and restricted in frequency and duration. This review evaluates the evidence that supports current recommendations, so that women are provided with high-quality evidence to inform their feeding decisions.

 

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